Jackson State picked to win in women’s basketball preseason poll

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- Jackson State, under the direction of fourth-year head coach Tomekia Reed, has been selected to finish first in the 2021-22 Southwestern Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll. The preseason poll was voted upon by league head coaches and sports information directors. In the predicted order of finish Alabama State was tabbed to finish second followed by Southern, Alabama A&M, and Grambling State to round out the top five. Texas Southern, Alcorn State, Bethune-Cookman, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Prairie View A&M, Florida A&M and Mississippi Valley State…

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CIAA and ESPN agree on multi-year deal to air men’s and women’s basketball tournaments

Multi-year Agreement Through at Least 2024; All games to be shown on an ESPN Platform with championship games being aired on ESPNU From the CIAA: ESPN and the Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association (CIAA) have announced a multi-year, multi-platform media rights agreement, enhancing ESPN’s college sports portfolio and coverage of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) with the addition of the conference’s men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. ESPNU will carry both CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship Games, while all 22 games of both tournaments will be available on an…

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Grambling Men’s Hoops picked to finish fourth in SWAC

From Grambling State Sports Communications: Grambling State Tabbed Fourth in SWAC Preseason Poll  BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | The Grambling State University men’s basketball team was predicted to finish fourth in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Preseason Predicted Order of Finish, the conference announced on Tuesday.  The Tigers, who went 12-12 overall last season and 9-6 in SWAC play, registered 168 points to claim the fourth spot. Texas Southern, winning of the SWAC Basketball Tournament last season, garnered 11 first-place votes and 237 points to be chosen to repeat as conference champions.  Prairie…

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2021-22 CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Preseason All Teams and Predictions

From the CIAA: Charlotte, NC – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announces the 2021 All-CIAA Preseason Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams, as voted on by the CIAA Basketball Coaches Associations and the Sports Information Directors Association, and the predicted order of finish as selected by the men’s and women’s head coaches. The preseason teams and predicted order were both announced on Wednesday just prior to the start of CIAA Basketball Virtual Media Day.  The 2021 men’s and women’s preseason teams each feature two returning players from the 2019-20 All-CIAA teams. Fayetteville State…

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Grambling announces 2021-22 Men’s Hoops schedule

From Grambling State Athletic Communications: GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University head men’s basketball coach Donte’ Jackson announced the 2021-22 men’s basketball schedule on Friday, which features trips to three Big 12 schools and to compete in the inaugural Chris Paul HBCU Classic.  “We are excited about the many tests our 2021-22 schedule presents,” Jackson said. “As usual, we will play an extremely competitive non-conference schedule with several Power 6 teams, such as Texas Tech, Iowa State, UConn and TCU, that will prepare for our conference schedule. This year we were selected…

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Chris Paul, the Basketball Hall of Fame and Boost Mobile join forces for the Boost Mobile HBCU Challenge

From Grambling State Athletic Communications: NBA ALL-STAR Chris Paul, the Basketball Hall of Fame, and Boost Mobile Team Up for the  Boost Mobile HBCU Challenge on November 28and 29;   Games to air on ESPN Networks  Two-Day Event to Take Place at the Footprint Center, the Current Home of the Phoenix Suns  Phoenix, Ariz. (September 23, 2021): Today, 11-time NBA All-Star and current Phoenix Suns Point Guard Chris Paul, in partnership with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and Boost Mobile, announced the inaugural Boost Mobile HBCU Challenge Hosted by Chris Paul. The first-of-its-kind event for…

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Norfolk State Men’s Basketball named HBCU National Champion by BCSN

Courtesy of Norfolk State Athletic Communications NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State men’s basketball was declared the HBCU large school national champion by the Black College Sports Network (BCSN). The honor was bestowed by the media organization covering all schools at the Division I level. The Spartans finished 17-8 overall this year and captured their second-ever MEAC Championship. They defeated fellow 16-seed Appalachian State in the NCAA Tournament First Four for their second-ever tournament win following the 2012 victory over Missouri. NSU is the only current member of the MEAC to win more…

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Norfolk State’s Devante Carter named to BOXTROW HBCU All-America Team

Courtesy of Norfolk State Athletic Communications NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State men’s basketball senior guard Devante Carter was named to the BOXTOROW HBCU All-America Team, the organization announced on Thursday. He was one of eight players to garner a spot on the All-America second team. Carter becomes the 10th different Spartan player to earn accolades from BOXTOROW, which released its 13th annual All-America team this year. He led Norfolk State to its second-ever MEAC title and an NCAA Tournament First Four win last week. A native of Newport News, Va., Carter was voted…

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From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Texas Southern battled back from a 10-point halftime deficit and changed the flow of the game as they claimed its second win in NCAA history after defeating Mount St. Mary’s 60-52 Thursday night at Assembly Hall. TSU would score the first two points after a pair of John Walker III free throws but Mount St. Mary’s answered with a three-pointer and led briefly until a three-pointer by Michael Weathers with 15:28 remaining. However, the Mountaineers answered with a three-pointer and wouldn’t relinquish the…

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March 20, 2021 SWAC Football Docket

Upcoming SWAC Football Games  Saturday, March 20Alabama A&M at Prairie View A&M– PostponedArkansas-Pine Bluff at Grambling State– 12:00 pm (Live Stats I Video)Jackson State at Alabama State– 3:00 pm (Live Stats I ESPN2)Southern at Texas Southern- 7:30 pm (Live Stats I AT&T SportsNet) All times listed Central Standard Time (CST) Game dates and times are subject to changeAbout the SWACThe Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of HBCU alumni playing with professional sports teams. Current championship competition offered by…

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